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Fluid therapy: acute renal failure

Contributor(s): Gayle Hallowell, Diana M Hassel, Nicola Menzies-Gow

Introduction

  • Acute renal failure is a relatively uncommon diagnosis in horses Kidney: renal failure.
  • It is more commonly recognized in foals than in adults.
  • It can have various etiologies.
  • Depending on the cause and instigation of prompt and appropriate treatment, recovery rates can be moderate to good in these animals.
  • Functioning kidneys are extremely good at conserving electrolytes and correcting acid-base status. 
  • A reduction in perfusion or intrinsic damage results in an inability to function.

Pathophysiology

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Treatment

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Conclusions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers
  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Gallatin L L, Couetil L L & Ash S R (2005) Use of continuous-flow peritoneal dialysis for the treatment of acute renal failure in an adult horse. JAVMA 226 (5), 756-759 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Bayly W M (2004) Acute Renal Failure. In: Equine Internal Medicine. Eds: Reed S M, Bayly W M & Sellon D C. Saunders, St Louis, MO. pp 1221-1230.
  • Smith B D (2003) Large Animal Internal Medicine. 3rd edn. Mosby.


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